April 29, 2011

Fashion Lookbook

To my Fashionable Atlanta Bloggers.

H&M Top & Bag / New York and Co Jeans / Dolce Vita for Target Shoes / Charming Charlie Necklace

I've met some pretty wonderful blogger, from all over, since I started blogging back in 2009. However, it wasn't until recent that I met a number of Atlanta bloggers. These are some stylish, chic, and trendy individuals. Please take the time to view their sites. I have them listed as "Fashionable Atlanta" on my side bar. Below are just a few of my Fashionable Atlantans...

I hope that you all enjoy your weekend! Until Sunday...Take Care!

April 25, 2011

The Sartorialist and More!

Today I attended Scott Schuman's (The Sartorialist) Lecture at SCAD Atlanta. I had taken my daughter along. It was a very informative and, truly good lecture. He spoke of how and why he started (2005). His main points of focus, for blogging, were:
  • Learn to learn
  • Self aware
  • Find the romance
  • Media is cheap
  • Dialog not monolog
  • Brand yourself
It's with this information he explained that you should continue to learn and research often; especially in what you like, and are willing to do, or what you're currently doing. That could be in art, photography or personal blogging.

He discussed 'street style' blogs as opposed to company ones like Style.com and CNN.com. There was a part where he said personable blogs are more honest; they give the editor's point of view. He also explained the difference between 'street style' blogs, personal blogs, and those blogs who 'steal' content and photos from the Internet. According to Scott, 'the most interesting blogs are personalized'; made into something consistent.

The rest of the lecture was discussing the trick of advertising. He emphasized that brands like to advertise on blogs that represent core values; brands like honesty and it's that honesty that they look at and say they want to invest in. It's like they want to know that they are talking to a real person. The trick is finding a brand that will sponsor your artistic expression. He also stated that bloggers must realize that they are working for the brand and not vice versa.

The last part of the lecture was Q&A. Very good questions asked...like, 'how do you get a person you don't know to take a picture?' Scott said you just ask them. Be bold. You're going to get a lot of  'no thank you' answers. But keep pursuing because you will get a yes eventually. He said that he had a good day in Harlem yesterday. A good day was 4 photos of 4 different individuals.

All in all, it was a really good lecture. I enjoyed it and so did my daughter.

More pics from the lecture...

My daughter and Scott Schuman

April 24, 2011

Weekend Wrap up...

Happy Easter!
And for those who do not celebrate Easter; Happy Sunday to you!

Let's see...my weekend has been both busy and relaxing. Friday night was all about seeing Madea's Big Happy Family movie. It was hilarious and sad...but I don't care what anyone says about Tyler Perry, his Madea movies always tell a message and they are sooo funny!

Saturday was my busy day, as always. I got up to exercise; after taking my shower and everything, I got the girl up so I could take her to all of the million places she needed to go. No shopping! It was all about errands and being the personal driver for my daughter.

After our errands, we came home so I could cook dinner. I made chicken tetrazzini (sorry did not add recipe in Kitchen; will do that later) and chocolate chip cookies with the semi chocolate chunks and chips.

And here was my day look...

Leopard and Red

Papaya Hooded Top / Old Navy Pants / Charlotte Russe Shoes / H&M Bag / Necklace my design

Later it was all about hanging with the grown and sexy :)
Liquid Leggings

H&M  Top, Leggings & Clutch / Jessica Simpson Dany Shoes / Necklace from WalMart
Today, however, was the most relaxing day EVER! I did nothing except cook. No big dinner, just a chicken, cabbage, and mashed potatoes. That's all the girl requested. We then made some chocolate covered strawberries using the Nestle semi chocolate chunks I used for the cookies. So Yummy!!!

I've been home laying back. It's also pretty hot out today (86 and sunny). I really didn't want to do much.

Zara Shoes
H&M Top and Pants / Zara Sandals

Going to sit back and watch movies ...but I'd really like to know how was everyone's weekend and Holiday?

April 19, 2011

LOOKBOOK Tuesday...Sweet Caramel

Before my lookbook of today....let me just say that I received an overwhelming amount of responses from my previous post. I want to thank you all, with the exception of one (Daryl you know who you are LOL). It's good to have so many individuals having your back. The funny thing is, I haven't met any of you ... yet.

No worries though, I definitely will not, as some of you stated, give these people the satisfaction of even posting anything about them. I will continue to do me...

Thank you all again!

And now for the outfit post of the day...
sweet caramel

H&M Dress & Bag  / UO Belt / Target Hat / Necklace my Design

April 18, 2011

Coffee Talk: Why do I have to keep explaining this??

Hey everyone, it's me....Corie and it's definitely a Monday.

H&M Top / Old Navy Cropped Pants / Shoe Land Shoes / New York and Co Necklace & Watch
I just realized how oily my face is in these pics. I love it and hate it.

It baffles me that some people just don't see that what you're doing, you may actually like, and that what you want to do is what you feel like doing. As Bobby Brown said, 'it's my prerogative'.

So here's the story...

I know this person who found my blog via a mutual friend. This person ...let's call her 'hater', called me up and said that she was on my blog and thought it really nice etc...

Then she asked why do I blog? Umm, let's see, her words were "you have a nice blog and everything, but I really don't understand why you blog. It's not like you can totally compare with the other bloggers out there like, Fashiontoast, or The Glamourai. Not that I don't like what you're wearing, you're always wearing cute clothes, but they're just not as trendy as these other sites I go to."

So, I told her to read my 'About' page...that should sum it up. I'm not competing with ANYONE who's blogging. This is me...take it or leave it...better yet, if you don't like my site, you don't have to visit. It's simple.

Look, I know I'm not the most trendy individual in the fashion blogosphere. I am an average, everyday gal who likes to dress comfortable and, on occasion, may actually dress up when going out somewhere. I do not like wearing makeup, I am not a glamourized individual every single day, and I think that's what separates us all when we're talking about 'fashion blogging'.

I honestly do not consider myself a fashion blogger; more like lifestyle or something like that. I not only post what I'm wearing, I post what I'm cooking, or something with my daughter.

I love looking at all of the other fashion bloggers out there. Everyone has their own unique way of styling themselves. I love seeing that. You have your everyday vintage stylistas, your fashionably trendy dressers and then you have your cute and casual, everyday dressers.

So I am know longer going to address this question. People kill me, who gives you the right to tell someone what they should write about on THEIR own blog or site??

Anyway....I also have an update with my friend and her long distance lover...

April 17, 2011

Weekend Wrap up...Lookbook

What a busy and gorgeous weekend we had here in the 'A'. Saturday was all about the movie Scream 4, a little bargain shopping and, today, it's all about a little RnR.

And thanks to Miss Eboni over at The Fashionista Next Door, I've even started a Tumblr account. There really isn't a lot of info posted yet, but that'll change soon!

So while shopping yesterday...I dressed, well, casual of course!

grey day
H&M Top & Shoes / Old Navy Pants & Jean Jacket / Urban Outfitters Bag / New York and Co Watch / Forever21 Necklace / Belt?

I went to Atlantic Station; to the H&M there, and found the most awesome pieces! And let me just tell you, I loved every single piece of the Conscious Collection . I'll have to create a separate post for this.

Then I headed over to Lenox Mall and shopped at Zara, Urban Outfitters (my other fav store), and Macy's. Again, another separate post for what I found. Just keep in mind, everything I purchased was on sale or clearance! No big spender here!!

This morning, I had taken the girl out to drive. She received her permit and now she's ... ummm wanting to practice a lil driving. This is the girl after driving (I did a mini photoshoot with her for her blog) ...

Again, another casual day for me...
Urban Outfitters Top / New York and Co Jeggings / Target Shoes

Now I must look for something to wear to work tomorrow and then cook. I plan on going to bed early tonight.

Hope you have a great day!

April 11, 2011

Coffee Talk: Long Distance Relationships

Happy Monday!!
Gap Dress / Old Navy Shoes

In-depth Mondays (my days for longer posts)

Many of us have experienced, in one life or another, a long distance relationship. Most of us have failed to maintain it & have broken up, even though you thought it was going to be a promising relationship.

We all know that there are some pros & cons with long distance relationships.

  • The distance is a good help to slowly open up to the relationship without the incessant presence of your partner.
  • The romance stays kindled because you aren't around the person 24/7.
  • No intimacy
  • No hugging
  • No kissing
  • No eye contact (in person not using Skype)
In my opinion, I believe that long distance relationships can work, but it definitely cannot work without trust.

Why am I speaking about this? Well, with the permission of one of my really good friends--she basically sparked my post today. She has allowed me discuss her recent fail in a long distance relationship.

So, my friend met this male in Miami on one her many vacations there. They hit it off quickly. These two were great together, so you thought. She lives here in Atlanta, and her male friend lives in Miami. They would do everything they could to keep the spark going at a distance. They would write each other long emails, text, call one another (everyday), use a webcam and Skype, and visit each other. You name it, they did it. They had been dating for a year. This guy even told my friend he loved her, in front of me. She said he would tell her that often. They even discussed her moving to Miami. He's a plastic surgeon and wanted to stay in Miami, due to him owning his own practice, and just wanted to move her down.

Long story short...one night my friend received a phone call from a blocked line. There was female on the other end. As my friend said "hello", this female proceeded to ask her questions (who is this?, how does she know this male?, etc...). The female then explained to my friend that she had been dating the same male for over a year and a half. My friend's heart dropped. The female also explained to her that they both were moving in together in a week & that they were engaged.

Neither my friend, nor this female, could understand how this guy had the time. He was good. Both were hurt however. They spoke on the phone for about an hour before deciding to contact this male (on 3 way). My friend called him, she didn't speak of anything she found out. It was like a regular conversation. She merged the other female on the call. This female kept quiet for some time. My friend asked this male how much he loved her. He proceeded to spill his heart out. After he did that, that's when the other female spoke up...then asked her questions.

Apparently, he was in shock. He hung up. He then called my friend back to justify, or rather lie his way out of the situation. My friend said what she had to say and then dropped him. She's not sure what the other female did, but she also didn't care. She's heart broken, don't get it twisted. But she felt like she had to move on. She doesn't believe in long distance relationships any longer. And now she's saying she doesn't even think she can trust a man...period!

This leads to the question, can you honestly uphold a monogamous long distance relationship? I mean it's hard trying to work it out while living in the same state. What do think?

April 10, 2011

Weekend Wrap up...Lookbook

My weekend consisted of being with family & friends, great food, movies, and a little more spring cleaning. My lookbook for the weekend goes like this...
Maxi Skirt
ForeverXXI Shirt
ForeverXXI Top & Shoes / H&M Maxi Skirt / Necklace my design / UO Small Clutch

Flowers & Bloom repeat
Flowers & Bloom
H&M Maxi Skirt as a dress / NY&Co belt / Dolce Vita for Target Shoes / Sunnies Forever21

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

April 7, 2011

Daily Outfit:Free for all Thursdays - Atlanta International Fashion Week

Just helping out the kid...spreading the word on the Atlanta International Fashion Week. If you're in Georgia...please come on out! This fashion week is open to the public. The dates are July 19-24 at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

Outfit posts from today...
Somewhere in Atlanta
Another Urban Outfitters Day
Deep Thought
Urban Outfitters Top / ForeverXXI Bodysuit / H&M Cropped Pants / Madden Girl Shoes

Here is an outfit I wore a couple of nights ago, but forgot to post. I was headed out with some friends for dinner.
H&M Jumper
Target Hat
Jessica Simpson Danys
H&M Jumper / Target Hat / JS Danys

Have a great Thursday!